FAQ – English

FAQ – English 2017-09-13T16:47:26+00:00
How can I keep up with news on VAQSO VR ? 2017-09-13T15:57:03+00:00

Please see our latest news at VAQSO’s Facebook, twitter and mail magazine.

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What is the origin of the name “VAQSO”? 2017-09-13T15:56:25+00:00

VAQSO is derivative of the Japanese word “bakusou” (爆走), which means “to dash uninhibited. This name represents our will as a company to charge towards an unknown future.   

What are the defining the characteristics of VAQSO VR? 2017-09-13T15:56:04+00:00

In developing VAQSO VR, we’ve focused on 3 things.

1. Portability, 2. The capability to mute scents, and 3. The capability to quickly shift between different scents.

We believe that in order to truly provide an immersive experience, a device must possess these three characteristics.

Thus  VAQSO VR, the world’s smallest VR scent device has been born as a culmination of CEO Kentaro Kawaguchi’s experience as a designer & developer of scent technology and a perfumer.

What is the impact of adding smell to VR? / Why do you think that smell is important in VR? 2017-09-13T15:55:04+00:00

When scent is incorporated into VR, its immersiveness dramatically increases. In the past, Visuals, Audio and Touch (haptic feedback) were the only ways to experience a game.

By incorporating scent, VAQSO VR will introduce a totally new experience for users.

Where do you think VAQSO VR can make the biggest impact? 2017-09-13T15:53:48+00:00

 We believe VAQSO VR can be used to increase the appeal and immersiveness in games and also movie trailers.    

Can I synchronize objects in VR content with scents? 2018-12-11T04:49:14+00:00

It is possible to set by API. https://vaqso.com/wiki/

Can I control the timing for individual scents’ emission? 2018-12-11T04:51:56+00:00

It is possible to set by API. https://vaqso.com/wiki/

Does device synthesize smells like the three primary colors of light? 2018-12-11T19:43:37+00:00

No. Each scent cartridge contains a fixed smell. For example, you can smell like coffee and caramel to express flavor coffee, but you can not produce a whole new smell.

How do you charge scents? 2018-12-11T19:45:29+00:00

With Dev kit, scent is replenished in scent cartridges from vacant holes with a dropper.

How long will the scent last? 2018-12-11T19:47:08+00:00

It will last approximately 3 days with Dev kit.

How far do smells spread? 2017-09-13T15:47:27+00:00

VAQSO VR’s effective range is limited to a small area approximately the size of a tennis ball.

This enables instant transmission of scents without affecting the smell of a room.

Can I use an existing perfume, fragrance etc with VAQSO VR? 2017-09-13T15:46:35+00:00

No. VAQSO’s scents are specially formulated and optimized to work with the device. While the smell of existing perfumes, fragrances etc can be replicated using the device, they will need to be analyzed and custom formulated for use with VAQSO VR.

What type of scents can you make? 2018-12-11T04:37:48+00:00

Basically, you can develop any scents. With Dev KIT, you can choose from: Environmental system – Ocean, Fire (Gunpowder), Forest (Grass), Tree, Earth; Food / Drinks – Coffee, Milk Caramel, Chocolate, Curry, Fried Chicken; Others – Zombies, Female Fragrance, Mint, Gas, and Bouquet. For the B2B service, we can develop a scent of your choice at USD 3,000 dollars.

How many types of scent do you receive from the device? 2018-12-11T04:39:14+00:00

You can set up to five types of scent cartridges.

Can I try VAQSO VR? 2018-12-11T19:41:14+00:00

You will be able to experience it at the events. You can find our event information from our email magazine. https://vaqso.com/#SIGN-UP

I want to test VAQSO VR. Can you send a device and samples of scents? 2017-09-13T15:42:22+00:00

We are currently offering a developer edition of VAQSO VR and producing scents to companies and individuals creating innovative projects using VAQSO.

If you’re interested in creating or adapting content for use with VAQSO, please send us details about your idea so we can understand how we can potentially collaborate.

How much is the price of the device? 2018-12-11T04:16:04+00:00

 DEV KIT is at USD 999 (shipping and tax not included). For scent cartridges, you can choose from 5 types of your favorite fragrance from all 15 types from hot coffee to zombie smell. Although the price for commercial version has not yet been finalized, in general, it continues to develop with the aim of “even a university student can purchase it”.

When can I purchase a device? 2018-12-11T04:18:11+00:00

DEV KIT can be purchased from here https://vaqso.thebase.in/items/15168506.
The commercial version is planned for 2019.

Does VAQSO VR have a built-in battery? 2018-12-11T04:08:52+00:00

Batteries are not built-in. Dev kit connects to PC with USB.

Is Bluetooth function supported? 2018-12-11T04:10:27+00:00

Dev kit will be wired only, but we plan to support Bluetooth function in the product version for general use.

How does the device work? 2018-12-11T04:12:18+00:00

The device can be attached to HMD easily. It corresponds to general HMD (Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE etc). Scent comes out from a small hole in the device at the timing programmed into the VR content beforehand using the API. You can quickly switch settings such as mute of smell.